For those individuals suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, snoring is one of the most common symptoms. When you have OSA the pharynx is obstructed by soft tissue which is where the vibrations come from that cause the snoring. If you live in or around Summerlin, NV and are looking for relief from sleep apnea contact the professionals at Drs. Chin Dentistry at (702) 445-7075.
When searching for a treatment for snoring there are a multitude of options, from lifestyle changes to surgery. A new study has found that those with primary snoring or mild OSA can reduce their frequency of snoring by 36 percent with mouth and tongue exercises. include:
- Keep the tip of your tongue in contact with your bottom front teeth, then force the back of your tongue against the floor of your mouth
- Push the tip of your tongue up against the roof of your mouth and slide it backward
- Elevate your uvula and the back of the roof of your mouth while saying “A”
- Suck your tongue upward again the roof of the mouth, and press the entire tongue against the roof of the mouth
These exercises can also reduce the total power of snoring by a significant 59 percent. It’s important to understand that reducing snoring does not rid you of sleep apnea as it is only a symptom of a larger issue.
If you are looking for relief from your sleep apnea, schedule an appointment with one of our Summerlin dentistsat Drs. Chin by calling (702) 445-7075 to see what options you may have.